Ryan Burnett wins British title in Manchester

Ryan Burnett
Ryan Burnett

Belfast’s Ryan Burnett claimed the British bantamweight title after beating Jason Booth on points in Manchester on Saturday night.

Burnett had Booth in the opening round but Booth showed his experience to take the bout the distance.

Burnett also had Booth in trouble in the fifth and eighth rounds and he earned a 120-107 verdict from all three judges.

Burnett is now trained by Adam Booth having recently moved to Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom stable.